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Through flexible certificate programs, you can expand your technical expertise with highly marketable skills and enter a new field where hiring is strong and experts like you are in demand. There are a number of ways you can take the next step in your career with a certificate program.
Supplement your master’s degree with targeted electives aligned with one of our four certificate programs.
Start your journey at the iSchool with a certificate program, and in as few as six months add new technical skills to your resume.
Upon completing a certificate program, apply your credits towards a master’s degree to continue to upskill and advance your career.
The CAS in Data Science is a 15-credit, graduate-level certificate that equips students with a mixture of technical and theoretical skills in the field of data science. Curriculum for the CAS in Data Science can be tailored to fit each student’s career goals.
Students can choose additional 6 credit hours from the Management Security or Technology Security course lists above or from any of the below courses. The independent study and internship need to have a focus in information security in order to count towards the CAS.
Certificate of Advanced Study in Enterprise Technology Leadership
The CAS in Enterprise Technology Leadership (ETL) is a 15-credit, graduate-level certificate featuring an interdisciplinary curriculum designed by the School of Information Studies and the Martin J. Whitman School of Management. The ETL certificate fits the needs of working professionals in a variety of fields who are working toward or aspire to be in technology leadership roles. The ETL certificate is also designed to assist companies in cultivating technology leadership within their organization.
Required Core Coursework – 6 credits
All students must take Leadership in Organizations or Strategic Management and Managing Information Systems or Introduction to Data Science.
Certificate of Advanced Study in Information Technology Management
The CAS in Information Technology Management is a 15-credit, graduate level certificate that provides foundational management skills specialized for the IT field to enable you to use computer systems to help any business or organization. You’ll learn to align business strategy with IT resources and generate value through the use of technology, using knowledge ranging from database administration to network architecture and more.
Required Core Coursework – 12 credits
Students wanting a general preparation in both information management and technology may wish to take all three introductory courses, substituting for an elective below.
The CAS in School Media is a 21-credit certificate program for those who already possess an accredited master’s degree in library and information science and want certification as a school library media specialist.
Students must first undergo a thorough review of their graduate library science degree transcript to determine if the core graduate and undergraduate course requirements have been fulfilled. If all requirements have not been met, additional courses will be required.
Students are required to satisfy 100 hours of fieldwork experience in K-12 schools:
50 hours in an elementary setting and 50 hours in a secondary setting
Some experience in urban, suburban, and rural schools if possible, at least one in a high needs district
Minimum of 15 hours working with students with special needs
All fieldwork must be achieved through two 50-hour experiences, each completed during the course of a quarter. Of these hours, 15 must be with students with special needs. It is the student’s responsibility to document all fieldwork and submit documentation at the time of certification. This documentation is done by filing a Learning Agreement and a Record of Fieldwork form for each site where fieldwork is completed. Hours completed prior to approval of the Learning Agreement will not be counted.
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